Running inspires intelligence

Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur

This time let us do something different. Learn while we run. Why? One, children love the outdoors. Two, they love running – after all the sitting in class – this is such a welcome break. Three, running games do not require any material – they are simple to implement. Four, running games pump up hormones – good for brain. Five, and most importantly, running games are pure fun.

Let’s look at running games with respect to the multiple intelligences – how can we develop all the eight intelligences?

Interpersonal intelligence
In this competitive world, show children that more can be achieved through collaboration. The race, in our games, is against time, and children all together try to fi nish as a team in minimum time – and try to better their time with every subsequent attempt.

The authors run Geniekids, a learning centre in Bangalore that works with children. To know more about their work visit

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